deliver the worst news first. The Castle is a travesty of a
transfer, with such soft focus it is actually difficult to watch
and enjoy. Its
worth a recall. The good news is The Castle is an entertaining
film, small in scope and of limited ambition that stays on
course like a 747 making a three-point landing.
A family living in a community located on the
edge of an airport runway are oblivious to the sounds of the
planes, to the diminished value of their homes. This is their
little bit of paradise. Dad is forever chipper, making the best out
of every situation. until the important one, that is. Hes
proud of his daughter who has earned a degree from
beautician school; he is forever exchanging banter with one son
over the cost of items in a local trading paper; and
he regales the family with tales of his day driving a tow truck.
Dad has a grand attitude about his life. He can accept most
anything that comes along with a laissez-fare blitheness,
anything but losing his home. With Dad's dander up, the fight
against a big real state developer has just begun.
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